Buy Your Tickets for the New Haunted House
Paramount's annual Halloween Carnival will once again provide a free, fun, safe, and spooky good time at Paramount Park on Monday, October 31.
The carnival itself starts at 6:00 p.m., although the preschool area will open at 5:00 p.m.
This year will be the first to feature The Curse, a haunted house experience inside the Paramount Park Community Center, which will begin at 4:00 p.m. Groups will be escorted through mazes filled with a variety of ghoulish creatures at play, and ultimately pass through to the graveyard.
The Paramount Education Partnership's College Scholarship Fund was recently presented with a donation in the memory of a long-time resident and received a substantial grant from Edison International.
Paramount residents Rick and Charlene DeBie, owners of Pipeline Plumbing, made a contribution of $1,000 to the scholarship fund in honor of the late Dr. Raymond Biel, who passed away this year.
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is implementing a transparent and accessible program for Vote by Mail voters to securely and easily drop off their Vote by Mail ballot for the November 8 general election.
There are dozens of locations spread throughout Los Angeles County that will ensure voters have a convenient place to drop-off their VBM ballot. In Paramount, starting Tuesday, October 11, this location is the Paramount Sheriff's Station, 15001 Paramount Blvd., open Monday-Sunday from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
To learn more information about Vote by Mail ballots, and other voting questions, please click here.
On Thursday, November 17, our senior citizens will gather for the 36th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Paramount Park gym. The party starts with music by Grupo Neblina and dancing, and includes raffle prizes, a singalong and, of course, a delicious turkey feast.
The doors open at 10 a.m., the meal will be served at noon, with the event scheduled to wrap up at 1 p.m. Business leaders from the Paramount Rotary Club, students from Paramount High School's Corsairs, and members of City staff will be serving the food.
The Department Valor Awards Program recognizes the exceptionally heroic acts performed by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. These awards signify courage, acts of heroism while saving the life of another, traumatic physical injury while performing their job, preservation of human life, personal commitment, and sacrifice to help others.
The City of Paramount has changed its water conservation measures from Stage 2 to Stage 1. This is a return to the cutbacks that were in place at the beginning of the state-imposed move to require that all cities encourage residents to conserve outdoor water usage.
Here are the current measures.
If you haven't done so already, download the free app "Paramount Works" onto your smart phone to alert City staff about maintenance issues around town so they can be dealt with in a timely manner.
If you see graffiti, potholes, stray shopping carts, burnt-out street lights, furniture or debris in a street or alley, or similar items, Paramount Works is a quick and easy way to report them.
The app is available for free downloading from the App Store or Google Play.
By the way, the City also has a graffiti hotline. Call (562) 220-2233 to report the vandalism so City crews can wipe it clean. Reporting can be done anonymously.
Our graffiti removal team is out on a regular basis patrolling parks, alleys, large walls, and other areas that attract taggers. Our goal is to remove any graffiti within 48 hours (and it usually gets done quicker than that).
The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.
It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.
There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.
Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at www.cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!
A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.
The City has finalized its 2017-2021 Assessment of Fair Housing report that looks at Paramount's housing and community development needs, including ways to further fair housing choices in the community.
The report - required by the federal government for cities that are eligible to receive grant funds related to housing - has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its review.
The City created the document after gaining public input and comments during a 30-day period of review and through questionnaires provided to residents at a variety of venues. We would like to thank the 264 individuals who completed the survey for giving valuable information and opinions on housing issues in Paramount.
To see a copy of the report, please click here.
On January 28, 2016, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.
Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.